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Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History Summary
Matt Taibbi

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Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History Summary

Plot Summary

"Griftopia" by Matt Taibbi is a detailed account of the causes behind the recent financial collapse that helped to bring down America's economy. The book begins in 2008 at the Republican convention when Matt Taibbi, a reporter for the Rolling Stone, was covering the campaign. He and the other reporters were breathing a sigh of relief that finally things had settled down after the bitter 18-month long Republican primary season. No one there including Taibbi knew at the time that just two short weeks away the American economy and even the world economy would be on the brink of disaster.

As a young man in New York, Alan Greenspan was a huge fan of writer Ayn Rand who was infamous for her hatred of government. Alan became part of the Collective, her inner-circle of like-minded intellectuals who agreed with her libertarian views. Despite his anti-government ideology, Greenspan pursued a...

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